The Central Bureau of Investigation has placed under arrest an Asst. Labour Commissioner, Nagpur for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 60,000 from the complainant.

A case was registered against Sachin J Shelar, Assistant Labour Commissioner, working in the office of Labour Commissioner, Nagpur(Maharashtra) on a complaint from Sujoy Bhattacharya. The complainant, Bhattacharya had alleged that the Regional Labour Commissioner Shri T K Singh and Assistant Labour Commissioner Sachin Shelar, Nagpur had inspected the complainant’s firm M/s Premco Rail Engineers Ltd and directed him to submit certain documents at the office of the Labour Commissioner. The complainant visited the Office of the Labour Commissioner to submit the documents. It was further alleged that instead of receiving the documents, the complainant was asked to meet the accused at his residence. The accused demanded the alleged bribe to settle the matter regarding irregularities related to safety site labour and also additional bribe amount to issue labour license.

CBI laid a trap and caught the accused while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.60,000/- from the complainant. Searches were conducted at the official and residential premises of the accused which led to recovery of cash of Rs.52.09 lakh(approx) and documents related to various investments.

The accused was produced today before the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Nagpur and remanded to Police Custody upto 02.01.2021.

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